Marco Chiudinelli

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Marco Chiudinelli
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Country (sports)   Switzerland
Residence Füllinsdorf, Switzerland
Born (1981-09-10) 10 September 1981 (age 35)
Basel, Switzerland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 1,894,413
Singles
Career record 50–93
Career titles 0
3 Challengers, 7 Futures
Highest ranking No. 52 (22 February 2010)
Current ranking No. 120 (12 December 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2010)
French Open 2R (2010)
Wimbledon 1R (2010)
US Open 3R (2006, 2009)
Doubles
Career record 27–51
Career titles 1
4 Challengers, 6 Futures
Highest ranking No. 118 (2 November 2009)
Current ranking No. 191 (12 December 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2010)
French Open 1R (2009, 2010)
Wimbledon 1R (2003, 2010)
US Open 2R (2010)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2014)
Last updated on: 25 October 2016.

Marco Chiudinelli (born 10 September 1981 in Basel, Switzerland) is a tennis player from Switzerland.[1]

Biography[edit]

Marco is the only child of father Lorenzo Chiudinelli and mother Reni, (both information technology specialists). Marco grew up in Münchenstein in the district of Arlesheim in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland. He attended schools in Münchenstein and Basel. Marco speaks German, (dialect Baseldytsch), English, and French. In his childhood, he met Roger Federer and Roger Brogle. The pair often played squash, table tennis, football, and tennis together. A region-wide top tennis group was formed when the pair was eight years old; despite playing for different clubs, they became members.[2]

Career[edit]

Marco Chiudinelli turned professional in 2000. He has competed for the Switzerland Davis Cup team from 2005–2007 and in 2009 and 2012, winning four matches and losing five. His best performances at a Grand Slam were at the 2006 US Open and the 2009 US Open, where he reached the third round as a qualifier both times.

At the 2006 US Open as a qualifier, he defeated Feliciano López in the second round. He then fell to 25th seed Richard Gasquet. At the 2009 US Open, he again reached the third round as a qualifier. He defeated Potito Starace, and then defeated former top-10 player Mikhail Youzhny. He lost to eighth seed Nikolay Davydenko.

Marco entered the 2009 PTT Thailand Open as a qualifier. He defeated German qualifier Florian Mayer in the first round and followed that up with a second-round win over former world no. 1 Marat Safin. Chuidinelli lost a three-set match to top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals.

Chiudinelli reached the semifinals in Basel, his hometown tournament. He defeated eighth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber. He defeated his countryman, qualifier Michael Lammer. He defeated Richard Gasquet to reach the semifinals, before losing to compatriot and world no. 1 Roger Federer.

Chiudinelli qualified for the main draw of the 2010 Australian Open and reached the second round, taking a set off world no. 3 Novak Djokovic. Two weeks later as a result of his play in 2009, he was awarded the Comeback Player of the Year Award in the 2009 ATP World Tour Awards.[3]

At the 2010 French Open, Chiudinelli was accepted into the main draw by direct entry and beat Somdev Devvarman to advance to the second round for the first time. There he lost to American John Isner in a match that extended over two days because of rain.

He also played the longest doubles match ever with Stanislas Wawrinka, being defeated by Lukáš Rosol and Tomáš Berdych of the Czech Republic in the first round of the 2013 Davis Cup. The match, played on 2 February 2013, lasted 7 hours, 2 minutes.

Chiudinelli represented Switzerland in the 2014 Davis Cup World Group first round, partnering with Michael Lammer to winover Serbia.[4] His doubles victory with Lammer clinched the first-round victory over Serbia, allowing Switzerland to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2004. Switzerland went on to win its first Davis Cup in history.

At the 2014 Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Chiudinelli played doubles with childhood friend and compatriot Roger Federer. They reached the final and held championship points, but lost a close tiebreaker.

In 2016, Chiudinelli qualified for the 2016 US Open and beat fellow qualifier Guilherme Clezar in the first round in four sets. This was Chiudinelli's first main-draw Grand Slam tournament victory since the 2010 US Open. In the second round, he faced Lucas Pouille. Chiudinelli was two sets and a break up in the third set and was serving for the match at 5-4, but was broken. He then lost the resulting tiebreaker and could not regain his form in the last two sets. Chiudinelli then received a wildcard into the 2016 Swiss Indoors tournament where he took on compatriot Stan Wawrinka in the first round and lost in three sets 7-6(7-1), 1-6, 4-6, despite leading the match against the newly crowned 2016 US Open champion.

ATP career titles[edit]

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–3)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 17 July 2006 Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Romania Andrei Pavel
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 13 July 2009 Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany Grass Germany Andreas Beck Germany Christopher Kas
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 2 August 2009 Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Michael Lammer Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Slovakia Filip Polášek
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 15 June 2014 Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany Grass Switzerland Roger Federer Germany Andre Begemann
Austria Julian Knowle
6–1, 5–7, [10–12]

ATP Challenger Tour & Futures[edit]

Singles: 15 (10 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Challenger (3–4)
Futures (7–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (10–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–3)
Titles by setting
Outdoors (9–2)
Indoors (1–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 3 February 2002 Dubai, UAE Hard Chinese Taipei Jimmy Wang 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Runner-up 1. 24 March 2002 Poitiers, France Carpet(i) France Gregory Carraz 6–7(8–10), 2–6
Winner 2. 14 April 2002 Syros, Greece Hard Belgium Jeroen Masson 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. 28 April 2003 Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard Pakistan Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi 6–1, 7–6(7–1)
Winner 4. 25 January 2004 Doha, Qatar Hard Italy Uros Vico 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 2 February 2004 Belgrade, Serbia Carpet(i) Serbia Nenad Zimonjić 6–2, 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Winner 1. 6 September 2004 Donetsk, Ukraine Hard Croatia Saša Tuksar 6–3, 6–2
Winner 5. 21 May 2006 Mishref, Kuwait Hard Egypt Karim-Mohamed Maamoun 6–0, 6–2
Winner 6. 4 June 2006 Mishref, Kuwait Hard Slovakia Victor Bruthans 6–1, 4–6, 6–0
Winner 7. 23 November 2008 Dubai, UAE Hard Monaco Benjamin Balleret 6–1, 6–0
Winner 2. 27 April 2009 Tenerife, Spain Hard Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 4 March 2013 Kyoto, Japan Carpet(i) Australia John Millman 6–4, 4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 3. 9 August 2015 Segovia, Spain Hard Russia Evgeny Donskoy 6–7(2–7), 3–6
Runner-up 4. 24 January 2016 Manila, Philippines Hard Russia Mikhail Youzhny 4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 21 February 2016 Wrocław, Poland Hard (i) Czech Republic Jan Hernych 6–3, 7–6(11–9)

Doubles: 15 (4 titles, 11 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Challenger (4–11)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–8)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Titles by setting
Outdoors (3–8)
Indoors (1–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 October 2001 Seoul, Korea Hard Switzerland Yves Allegro Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
7–5, 6–7(8–10), 3–6
Runner-up 2. 29 October 2001 Yokohama, Japan Carpet (i) Germany Sebastian Jäger Japan Takao Suzuki
Japan Mitsuru Takada
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 19 November 2001 Puebla, Mexico Hard Finland Tuomas Ketola Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
4–6, 7–6(7–5), 1–6
Winner 1. 30 September 2002 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Hard Switzerland Yves Allegro Serbia and Montenegro Janko Tipsarević
Germany Jan Weinzierl
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 28 October 2002 Réunion, Réunion Island Hard Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský Argentina Federico Browne
Israel Jonathan Erlich
1–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 6 September 2004 Donetsk, Ukraine Hard Croatia Lovro Zovko Russia Igor Kunitsyn
Italy Uros Vico
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 25 April 2005 Tunis, Tunisia Clay Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer Germany Tomas Behrend
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
6–3, 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 13 November 2006 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine Hard (i) Croatia Lovro Zovko Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky
Ukraine Orest Tereshchuk
3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 8. 3 November 2008 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard Switzerland George Bastl Russia Mikhail Elgin
Russia Alexander Kudryavtsev
4–6, 7–6(10–8), [8–10]
Runner-up 9. 26 March 2013 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Germany Peter Gojowczyk Croatia Marin Draganja
Spain Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras
4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 21 July 2014 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard Ukraine Sergei Bubka Chinese Taipei Ti Chen
Chinese Taipei Liang-Chi Huang
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 23 November 2015 Andria, Italy Hard (i) Germany Frank Moser Germany Dustin Brown
Australia Carsten Ball
7–6(7–5), 7–5
Runner-up 10. 18 September 2016 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Romania Marius Copil France Sadio Doumbia
France Calvin Hemery
4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 25 September 2016 Izmir, Turkey Hard Romania Marius Copil France Sadio Doumbia
France Calvin Hemery
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 23 October 2016 Brest, France Hard (i) Italy Luca Vanni Netherlands Sander Arends
Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk
7–6(7–2), 3–6, [5–10]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Current through 2017 Australian Open

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 A Q1 A 1R A Q3 2R Q1 A Q3 Q1 A Q2 Q1 1–2
French Open Q1 A Q2 Q1 A A A A 2R Q1 Q1 A Q1 A Q1 1–1
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 Q2 Q2 A A A Q2 1R Q3 Q2 Q1 Q3 Q2 Q1 0–1
US Open Q2 A Q1 A 3R A A 3R 2R Q2 Q1 Q1 1R Q3 2R 6–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 8–9
National representation
Davis Cup A A A 1R PO 1R A 1R 1R Z1 1R 1R W PO 1R 6–12
Swiss Tournaments
Swiss Open A A 1R A 2R A A 1R 2R A A 1R A 1R 1R 2–7
Swiss Indoors A A 2R A 1R 2R 1R SF 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 5–12
Career statistics
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 4–7 2–3 5–5 3–3 0–1 10–13 14–29 3–4 4–10 1–5 0–4 1–3 3–5 0–0 50–93
Year-end ranking 281 282 138 291 154 479 779 56 117 178 146 173 216 282 120

National participation[edit]

Davis Cup (7 wins, 18 losses)[edit]

Group membership
World Group (4–12)
WG Play-off (2–6)
Group I (1–0)
Group II (0–0)
Group III (0)
Group IV (0)
Matches by Surface
Hard (5–10)
Clay (0–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–1)
Matches by Type
Singles (6–12)
Doubles (1–6)
Matches by Setting
Indoors (7–16)
Outdoors (0–2)
Matches by Venue
Switzerland (6–7)
Away (1–11)
Rubber result No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
Decrease2–3; 4–6 March 2005; Expo Centre, Fribourg, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 1 I Singles Netherlands Netherlands Sjeng Schalken 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 2–6
Victory 2 V Singles (dead rubber) Peter Wessels 4–6, retired
Increase4–1; 22–24 September 2006; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Victory 3 V Singles (dead rubber) Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro Janko Tipsarevic 6–4, 6–1
Decrease2–3; 9–11 February 2007; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Carpet(i) surface
Victory 4 I Singles Spain Spain Fernando Verdasco 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
Defeat 5 III Doubles (with Yves Allegro) Feliciano Lopez / Fernando Verdasco 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–2), 1–6, 10–12
Victory 6 V Singles (dead rubber) David Ferrer 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Decrease1–4; 6–8 March 2009; Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, United States; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 7 II Singles United States United States Andy Roddick 1–6, 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Defeat 8 V Singles (dead rubber) James Blake 4–6, 6–7(6–8)
Increase3–2; 18–20 September 2009; Centro Sportivo "Valletta Cambiaso", Genoa, Italy; World Group Play-offs; Clay surface
Defeat 9 III Doubles (with Stan Wawrinka) Italy Italy Simone Bolelli / Potito Starace 2–6, 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Decrease1–4; 5–7 March 2010; Plaza de Toros de La Ribera, Logroño, Spain; World Group First Round; Clay(i) surface
Defeat 10 I Singles Spain Spain David Ferrer 2–6, 6–7(5–7), 1–6
Defeat 11 V Singles (dead rubber) Nicolas Almagro 1–6, 3–6
Decrease0–5; 17–19 September 2010; National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 12 I Singles Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev 4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Defeat 13 V Singles (dead rubber) Mikhail Kukushkin 2–6, 4–6
Increase5–0; 8–10 July 2011; PostFinance-Arena, Bern, Switzerland; Group I Europe/Africa Second Round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 14 IV Singles (dead rubber) Portugal Portugal Joao Sousa 6–3, 6–4
Decrease0–5; 10–12 February 2012; Forum Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Clay(i) surface
Defeat 15 V Singles (dead rubber) United States United States John Isner 3–6, 4–6
Increase3–2; 14–16 September 2012; Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands; World Group Play-offs; Clay surface
Defeat 16 V Singles (dead rubber) Netherlands Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Decrease2–3; 1–3 February 2013; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 17 III Doubles (with Stan Wawrinka) Czech Republic Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych / Lukáš Rosol 4–6, 7–5, 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 22–24
Increase4–1; 13–15 September 2013; Patinoire du Littoral, Neuchatel, Switzerland; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Victory 18 II Singles Ecuador Ecuador Julio-Cesar Campozano 3–6, 6–1, 6–3, 7–6(9–7)
Defeat 19 V Singles (dead rubber) Gonzalo Escobar 0–6, 5–7
Increase3–2; 31 January – 2 February 2014; SPENS, Novi Sad, Serbia; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 20 III Doubles (with Michael Lammer) Serbia Serbia Filip Krajinovic / Nenad Zimonjic 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Defeat 21 V Singles (dead rubber) Filip Krajinovic 4–6, 4–6
Increase3–2; 12–14 September 2014; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group Semifinal; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 22 III Doubles (with Stan Wawrinka) Italy Italy Simone Bolelli / Fabio Fognini 5–7, 6–3, 7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Increase4–1; 18–20 September 2015; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 23 III Doubles (with Roger Federer) Netherlands Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker / Matwé Middelkoop 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–4, 4–6, 1–6
Decrease0–5; 4–6 March 2016; Adriatic Arena, Pesaro, Italy; World Group First Round; Clay(i) surface
Defeat 24 I Singles Italy Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6–7(14–16), 3–6, 6–4, 7–5, 5–7
Defeat 25 III Doubles (with Henri Laaksonen) Simone Bolelli / Andreas Seppi 3–6, 1–6, 3–6

Wins: 1[edit]

Edition Switzerland Swiss Team Rounds/Opponents
2014 Davis Cup Roger Federer
Stanislas Wawrinka
Michael Lammer
Marco Chiudinelli
1R: SUI 3–2 SRB
QF: SUI 3–2 KAZ
SF: SUI 3–2 ITA
F: SUI 3–1 FRA

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